Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho, has made contact with Brazilian star Neymar as he attempts to persuade the Barcelona forward to leave Camp Nou and move to Old Trafford in the summer, according to Sport.
According to the report, the United manager has already made the move to sign the Brazilian superstar.
The Red Devils are expected to make another big-money signing in the summer, with Antoine Griezmann touted as the next big star to land at Old Trafford, but suggestions from the striker and Atletico Madrid in recent weeks have led to uncertainty over the deal, with the Frenchman only keen on the move if United are in the Champions League next season.
And reports have now claimed Mourinho has personally been in touch with Neymar, the 25-year-old who has 50 goals in 75 games for his country, in a bid to bring a long-time United target finally to Old Trafford.
Mourinho is also a long-time admirer of Neymar also, having attempted to take him to Real Madrid when in charge at the Santiago Bernabeu.
However, it is believed that for United to have any chance of landing the Brazilian forward, they will need to return to the Champions League.
According to the report, Mourinho has made regular calls to the Brazilian to invite him to leave Barcelona and join United, explaining how he sees him fitting in at Old Trafford and what he believes he could do for Neymar’s career.